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bogong

Line breaks: bo¦gong
Pronunciation: /ˈbəʊɡɒŋ
 
/
(also bogong moth)

Definition of bogong in English:

noun

A large brown moth of southern Australia, formerly eaten by Aborigines.
  • Agrotis infusa, family Noctuidae
Example sentences
  • The bogongs, I am reliably informed, normally migrate from Queensland to the Snowy Mountains in October.
  • Who would support him if he chose controversially to burn off part of the Lane Cove River Park that was home to a distinctive family of bogong moths?
  • I sense above the rotting bodies of bogong moths in Canberra an especial stench around the events of last Thursday.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Ngayawung (an Aboriginal language).

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